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Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

My friend Jane and I have a favorite lunch spot that serves a fantastic salad on Wednesdays. I made my own version at home so I can share it with my family and eat it whenever I want. Save a lot of prep time and buy peeled, deveined shrimp and pre-washed lettuce. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 romaine hearts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • Additional shredded Parmesan cheese and pepper, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine romaine, tomatoes and cheese; refrigerate until serving. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt and pepper. Add shrimp, a few pieces at a time, and toss to coat; shake off excess.
  2. In a deep skillet, heat 1/4 in. oil to 375°. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Drizzle dressing over romaine mixture and toss to coat. Top with shrimp. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese and pepper; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 405 calories, 31g fat (5g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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